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Legal Education and Uniform Laws Group

Legal Education and Uniform Laws Group

Who We Are

This group differs from other RPTE groups in that it surveys activities and information across the entire spectrum of property topics, rather than focusing on specific substantive areas. The group consists of the Legal Education and Uniform Laws committees. One of the group’s primary activities is Professors’ Corner, a free monthly webinar (on the second Wednesday of every month) which features a panel of law professors discussing recent cases or issues of interest to real estate or trust and estate practitioners and scholars.

Register here for next month’s Professors’ Corner program!

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

Fracking: Recent Judicial, Legislative, and Regulatory Developments

January 10, 2017

Fracking:


Speakers:



  • Hannah Wiseman, Attorneys' Title Professor, Florida State University College of Law

  • Blake Watson, Professor of Law, University of Dayton School of Law


Moderator



  • Wilson Freyermuth, John D. Lawson Professor and Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Missouri School of Law


The practice of hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking") continues to play an important but controversial role in American efforts to achieve energy independence. Our program will focus on recent legal developments relating to this practice.


Professor Wiseman will provide a brief summary of federal regulation and litigation surrounding fracking regulation under the Obama administration, and how fracking regulation might change under the Trump administration. Professor Watson will provide a litigation update highlighting recent state and federal cases brought by landowners upset with fracking operations and related activities. In these cases, landowners (relying primarily on common law tort claims) have sought damages for air and water contamination, noise problems, and property damages caused by fracking-induced earthquakes.


Register for this FREE webinar today.


Sponsored by the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section.


Register now for this FREE program and join us every second Tuesday of each month for a discussion of these and other current issues. (The content of this program does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for this program).


 
Section Events

    Smart Protections for Smart Subtenants

    04/05/2017-04/05/2017

    Clients think subleases are simple. Their lawyers know better. In this program the panelists will focus on subtenant protections, starting with subtenant due diligence (the Overlease and physical plant issues), defining the commencement date, basic exclusions from incorporation-by-reference, basic ...

    Basic Insurance for Real Estate (and How to Require it in Your Documents)

    04/12/2017-04/12/2017

    The panelists will explain the basic types of insurance for real estate and the insurance provisions that should be included in leases, mortgages, and other real estate contracts. The presentation will include: · Insurance covering damage to the property and additional coverages for flood, terrorism, ...

    Trusts as IRA Beneficiaries

    04/18/2017-04/18/2017

    JOIN THE SECTION & SAVE! ABA Members join RPTE for $70 to save $55 on this and future RPTE teleconferences, sign up at Register online . Find upcoming programming here . You may also email Khadijah.Kellogg@americanbar.org , or call 312-988-5260. Visit www.shopaba.org to update your preferences ...

Committees in this Group

Other Links of Interest

Audio/Video: December 2013 Professors Corner (Ownership, Transfer, and Enforcement of Securitized Mortgage Loans)
December 2013 Professors Corner Powerpoint
Audio: November 2013 Professors Corner (Ownership and Transfer of Digital Assets)
November 2013 Professors Corner Powerpoint: Digital Assets
Prof. Beyer's Digital Estate Information Form
Audio: October 2013 Professors Corner (Current Issues in Common Interest Communities)
October 2013 Professors Corner Powerpoint (Current Issues in Common Interest Communities)
Audio: September 2013 Professors Corner (Implications of Same Sex Marriage)
September 2013 Professors Corner Powerpoint
Pat Cain, Income and Transfer Tax Issues After IRS Announcement on Same-Sex Marriage
Audio: August 2013 Professors Corner (Real Estate Issues in Bankruptcy)
Audio: July 2013 Professors Corner (Breaking Down Koontz v. St. John's River Water Management District)
Audio: June 2013 Professors Corner (Recent Case Review)
Audio: May 2013 Professors Corner (Commercial Leasing Roundtable)
Audio: March 2013 Professors Corner (Ripped from the Headlines)
Audio: February 2013 Professors Corner (REMICs and REMIC Failure)
Audio: January 2013 Professors Corner (A Fracking Primer for Real Property Lawyers)
Audio: December 2012 Professors Corner (The Future of Impact Fees and Growth Management)
Audio: November 2012 Professors Corner (Recent Developments in Title Insurance/Title Services)
Audio: October 2012 Professors Corner (Can/Should Municipalities Take Residential Mortgages?)

LISTSERV Communication

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RPTE-LEGAL@mail.americanbar.org

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Leadership

Vice-Chair:

Cohen, Mark

Committee Roster  

Modified by Adam Bielawski on January 6, 2017

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